Insider Trading Alert - MA, ULTI And AL Traded By Insiders

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Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, 63 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $600.00 to $28,592,784.28.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

MasterCard (MA) - FREE Research Report

MasterCard Foundation, who is 10% Owner at MasterCard, sold 40,212 shares at $75.03 on Aug. 1, 2014. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 118.3 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.03% with the 40,212-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $75.47, up $0.44, or 0.59% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for MasterCard go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 107,232
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 116,530
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 183,097

The average volume for MasterCard has been 4.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. MasterCard has a market cap of $83.3 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 10.25% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

MasterCard Incorporated provides transaction processing and other payment-related services in the United States and internationally. It facilitates the processing of payment transactions, including authorization, clearing, and settlement, as well as delivers related products and services. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.59%. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.8. Currently, there are 16 analysts who rate MasterCard a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates MasterCard as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, growth in earnings per share, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full MasterCard Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Ultimate Software Group (ULTI) - FREE Research Report

Scherr Scott, who is Chairman, President and CEO at Ultimate Software Group, sold 50,000 shares at $136.04 on Aug. 1, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chairman, President and CEO owned 287,500 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 14.81% with the 50,000-share transaction.

Putten Leroy Vander, who is Director at Ultimate Software Group, sold 5,000 shares at $136.18 on Aug. 1, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 64,667 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 7.18% with the 5,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $130.12, down $6.06, or 4.66% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Ultimate Software Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 3,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 39,412

The average volume for Ultimate Software Group has been 267,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Ultimate Software Group has a market cap of $3.8 billion and is part of the technology sector and internet industry. Shares are down 14.83% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

The Ultimate Software Group, Inc. provides cloud-based human capital management solutions primarily to enterprise companies. Its UltiPro software solution delivers the functionality businesses to manage the employment life cycle from recruitment to retirement. The company has a P/E ratio of 135.0. Currently, there are 9 analysts who rate Ultimate Software Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Ultimate Software Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Ultimate Software Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Air Lease (AL) - FREE Research Report

Baer Marc H, who is Evp at Air Lease, sold 2,000 shares at $34.36 on Aug. 1, 2014. Following this transaction, the Evp owned 138,249 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.43% with the 2,000-share transaction.

Khatibi Alex A, who is Evp at Air Lease, sold 1,250 shares at $34.28 on Aug. 1, 2014. Following this transaction, the Evp owned 136,744 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.91% with the 1,250-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $35.27, up $0.99, or 2.81% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Air Lease go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 5,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 7,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 7,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 6,020

The average volume for Air Lease has been 1.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Air Lease has a market cap of $3.5 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 11.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Air Lease Corporation is engaged in the purchase and leasing of commercial jet transport aircraft to airlines worldwide. The company also sells aircraft from its operating lease portfolio to third parties, including other leasing companies, financial services companies, and airlines. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.35%. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.3. Currently, there are 7 analysts who rate Air Lease a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Air Lease as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company has favored debt over equity in the management of its balance sheet. Get the full Air Lease Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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